We all know and love a great rooftop party. There’s usually an amazing view, great food, DJ, the works. I myself have looked around and thought, “I could totally throw a killer party like this.”
In reality, there is a lot that goes into throwing a great rooftop party that most people don’t even realize until they give it a go themselves. Don’t worry! I’ve got your back.
The main things you need to focus on for your rooftop party are location, theme, getting the word out, make sure there’s music, food, and drinks, and finally setting up some fun lights and decorations.
So let’s start at the beginning with the location. You want a good view and plenty of space without breaking the bank. The best way to do this is to ask a friend, “can I throw a party on your rooftop?”.
If they say yes then that’s that taken care of, once they get the ‘ok’ with the landlord and figure out how many people you can have you’re good. Make sure to include instructions on how to get past the front desk, too.
If you don’t have any friends with access to a rooftop then check out Peerspace. It allows you to check out different locations and venues around your city for rent.
The next step is picking your theme, this is probably my favorite part! You can do karaoke parties, beach-themed parties, or even dress-up parties.
Some dress-up parties that I’ve liked have been; come as your spouse, favorite book or movie character, or a decade party where you dress up as a specific decade. I personally feel like this adds something fun to the party and gives people something to talk about.
Once you’ve picked your theme, make some fun invitations using Canva, send them out to your friends, and make sure to ask for an RSVP because you need to know how much food and drink to get!
Speaking of food and drink, what are you going to have?! You need a vegetarian option, snacks and if you can bring a grill to throw some meat on then by all means please do! For drinks, I would make a fruity punch that’s delicious and affordable (here are some ideas from Frugal Girls), and make sure to tell people to they are free to bring anything to drink they might like.
Now that we’re on the home stretch we just need to figure out the final touches which are music and decorations. You definitely need to string up some lights to set the mood.
If you have a theme, try to get things that fit with it, perhaps even some props for pictures. It will make the party a lot more fun and your pictures will be amazing! When it comes to the music, think of the theme and what your friend group usually listens to.
If you want to really show off for them, hire a DJ or just simply hook up your iPhone and use one of these handy Spotify Playlists to keep the beats coming and the party going.
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By Rachel Allen, from LogicWritten.com